Saints sweep JaysBoth Jamestown teams were looking for a little momentum entering the postseason. Bismarck St. Mary’s, however, had a different idea. The Saints swept the Blue Jays on Tuesday in both teams’ regular season finale in Bismarck.
By: By Jamestown Sun Staff, The Jamestown Sun
Both Jamestown teams were looking for a little momentum entering the postseason.
Bismarck St. Mary’s, however, had a different idea.
The Saints swept the Blue Jays on Tuesday in both teams’ regular season finale in Bismarck.
The St. Mary’s girls had to use two overtimes before finally nipping the Jays, while the No. 5-ranked St. Mary’s boys caught fire late from the field to hold off a surging JHS squad.
The West Region tournament kicks off on Thursday, Mar. 1 in Bismarck.
Jamestown benefited from a late break, but it was the Saints who were able to escape with the victory.
Trailing 50-48 with less than a second to play in regulation, Jamestown’s Jade Lind grabbed a rebound following a missed free throw from St. Mary’s junior Lexi Schweitzer.
Instead of letting the time run out, the Saints fouled Lind and sent her to the charity stripe with a chance to send the game into overtime.
The Jamestown senior hit both to send it to overtime tied 50-all where neither team was able break away. It took a second-chance lay-in from Katelyn Schaffner with five seconds to play in the second overtime to give St. Mary’s the victory.
Kayla Thoele led the Blue Jays with 18 points including four points in the first minute of the second overtime session.
Paige Peterson had 15 for the Blue Jays and Julie Fuchs had eight.
Peterson also had 10 rebounds for the double-double.
Schweitzer paced the Saints with 21 points and Dominique Giesen finished with 17.
Jamestown, which concluded the regular season 6-10 in the West and 7-12 overall, will enter next week’s West Region tournament on a three-game skid.
Every time Jamestown made it close, St. Mary’s would heat up.
The Blue Jays continually pulled to within a single possession, but that triggered the Saints’ offense as they held off the Blue Jays to put an end to a two-game losing streak.
Jamestown (7-9 West Region, 9-10 overall) will take a season-worst five-game skid into next week’s West Region tournament.
Ryan Schlenker drilled a three for the Blue Jays with just over two minutes to play to cut the deficit to three (71-68), but like they did all game, the Saints got in a groove offensively, using an 8-0 run to end any chance for a late comeback.
Scott Nagel drilled a quick three out of a timeout to spark the surge that all but buried the Blue Jays.
Nagel, who connected on two threes, finished with 17 points.
Dyllan Anderson led the Blue Jays with 20, while Danny Fischer had 14 and Schlenker and Willer each finished with 12.
St. Mary’s 61 Jamestown 60 2OT
Jamestown 22 28 3 7 — 60
St. Mary’s 25 25 3 8 — 61
Jamestown — McKayla Orr 2, Kyra Dewald 4, Erin Mullowney 2, Jade Lind 4, Julie Fuchs 8, Paige Peterson 15, Kayla Thoele 18, Billie Buchanan 7. Totals: 22 FG, 16-29 FT, Three-pointers: None, 46 Rebounds (Peterson 10), 11 Assists (Lind 3), 18 Turnovers, 18 Fouls (Peterson).
St. Mary’s — Angie Schumacher 2, Taylor Gendreau 3, Rachel Power 9, Sydney Miller 7, Lexi Schweitzer 21, Dominique Giesen 17, Jarren Fallgatter 2, Katelyn Schaffner 9. Totals: 22 FG, 11-19 FT, Three-pointers: 6 (Schweitzer 2, Power 2, Gendreau), 43 Rebounds (Giesen 8), 13 Assists (Power 5), 22 Turnovers, 23 Fouls (Giesen, Fallgatter).
Records: Jamestown 6-10 West, 7-12; St. Mary’s 5-11 West, 6-12.
St. Mary’s 81, Jamestown 74
Jamestown 27 47 — 74
St. Mary’s 35 46 — 81
Jamestown — Danny Fischer 14, Ryan Schlenker 12, Jake Nieland 2, Arron Benson 3, Dyllan Anderson 20, Nathan Willer 12, Jordan Thoreson 6, Tyler Krenz 4. Totals: 27 FG, 12-21 FT, Three-pointers: 9 (Anderson 4, Fischer 2, Schlenker, Benson), 40 Rebounds (Willer 6), 14 Turnovers, 17 Fouls (Schlenker).
St. Mary’s — David Neff 7, Preston Teschler 7, Scott Nagel 17, Brad Obritsch 12, Darius Sparks 10, Trent Bohan 13, Ben Weisbeck 6. Totals: 30 FG, 13-22 FT, Three-pointers: 8 (Bohan 3, Sparks 3, Nagel 2), 11 Assists (Bohan 3), 12 Turnovers, 22 Fouls (Obritsch).
Records: Jamestown 7-9 West, 9-10; St. Mary’s 10-6 West, 12-7.